6. Leaving maximum control area with tight restrictions for cross-provincial travel
This is allowed but restricted to necessary cases only. If the traveler is an infected person or person with a risk profile, he/she can make a travel but must follow the measures specifically designed for the case. The authorities still have the power to conduct examination and screening to ensure the observance of disease control measures.
7. Public transport
The city/provincial transport office under the Ministry of Transport or concerned agencies will see to it that all types of public transport in maximum control area with tight restrictions and all types of cross-provincial public transport are operated in line with the directives of the operation center of CCSA. The number of passengers will be limited to 75% of the full capacity, social distance is practiced, air ventilation is operated, en-route stopover is made and disease control measures are followed. The supervision by the authorities will be made on the basis of the appropriate condition of the vehicle and travel condition. The service must be sufficiently and appropriately provided for the public, especially for vaccination and medical treatment purposes.
8. Evaluation of the situation
In case the operation center of CCSA conducts the evaluation of this regulation and agrees to any adjustment deemed fit, the case will be submitted to the Prime Minister for consideration.
Resumption of domestic flight operation in and out of maximum control area with tight restrictions (dark red zone)
Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has been working with related agencies to prepare the measures for the resumption of domestic flight operation in and out of the city/provinces in dark red zone. The airlines will examine the documents to ensure that they are in line with entry and exit policy of the city destination. The key required travel documents, despite the possibility of different requirements of each city, can be summarised as follows:
1. Documents verifying that full vaccination requirement is met, or
2. Documents showing test result either by RT-PCR or Antigen Test Kit (ATK), or
3. Documents verifying the exemption as required by each city destination, such as persons getting infection for less than 90 days, persons completing the quarantine requirements, or passengers under sandbox programme
Vaccination documents displayed to the authorities must show results received from hospitals or verification from Mor Prom application. Any persons wishing to undergo testing can search for certified labs at https://service.dmsc.moph.go.th/labscovid19. The listed labs can issue vaccination verifying documents accepted by the airlines (currently, the airline association is working with Mor Prom application so that all required evidences can be featured on the application and when this is completed, they can be used for travel).
In this connection, the airlines and airport operators must adhere to the following measures and directives:
1. Airlines must limit their flight operation between 21.00 and 04.00 hrs. of the next day.
2. Passengers must be limited to 75% of the full capacity of each particular flight.
3. Seating in the flight must be arranged with social distancing practice. For passengers travelling together, the distance can be narrowed but suitability must be factored in.
4. Airlines must inform the passengers of the entry and exit measures of the city destinations and that they must declare their reasons of travel at https://covid-19.in.th before departure. 5. Airlines must strictly examine key documents of the passengers as required by disease control measures of the city destinations. If they are not completed, passengers can be denied the travel. Measures of each province can be checked at http://www.moicovid.com
6. While on board, passengers are not allowed to take food or drink, except for emergency/a-must cases. Airlines can arrange the drink for the passengers but at the spot far from other passengers as much as possible.
7. Airport operators must execute the passenger flow, baggage collection and facilitate onsite public health personnel so that they can perform their duties in line with the measures of the city destinations.
8. Airlines and airport operators must provide full vaccination for their front-line staff dealing with passengers and provide them with disease testing every week.
9. Airport operators must strictly conduct screening of people visiting the airport. They must wear mask, undergo temperature check (with infrared light to avoid physical touch). Without mask or in case of temperature higher than 37.3 degree Celsius or respiratory symptoms, such cough, sore throat, running nose, gasp, they will be completely denied entry.
10. Airport operators must execute the measures in line with the standards established by the Ministry of Public Health, for example, social distancing practice, availability of hand gel/alcohol, cleaning and disinfecting the area and provision of required tools and equipment. They can deny entry to people not following such measures or demand their exit from airport premises.
11. Each shuttle bus must carry passengers not over 50% of the capacity. Surface cleaning must be undertaken before and after service.
12. Airlines must collect the information of the passengers for at least 30 days and submit it when public health agencies require.
13. Airport operators must see to it that all shops in the airport strictly execute the measures of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
14. In case of flight cancellation and flight consolidation, the passengers must be informed properly as stipulated by the announcement of the Ministry of Transport on the protection of the passengers’ rights in using the service of Thai airlines on a domestic route, B.E. 2553
15. Airlines and airport operators must issue warning to passengers who are confirmed an infection case or high risk of exposure that they must not travel. Any violation is subject to penalties stipulated in Communicable Disease Act, B.E. 2558
16. Airlines and airport operators must conduct stricter monitoring of service users to ensure that they follow the measures of CAAT on the operational guidelines for servicing the passengers on domestic routes during the situation of COVID-19 which was announced on 9 April 2021.
17. Airlines and airport operators must prepare verification and exemption documents for their staff performing public transport duties if examination by the authorities is required.
Effective 1 September 2021 until further notice
Further information about COVID-19 outbreak from WHO
Department of Disease Control Contact Centre (Call 1422 24/7)
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) (Call +66 (0) 2694 6000)